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FOX News
Jan 12, 2010 10:00pm EST
aleve have the strength to relieve arthritis pain all day. >> greta: the agency that runs medicare has issued a warning. what is that warning? is anyone listening? steve moore joins us live. steve is the senior economic writer for the "wall street journal" editorial page. center for medicare and medicaid service has a warning what is it? >> this bill is going to cost more than expected. this bill was intended to cut the costs of the health insurance system so we could all afford greater access to health care. what this medicare actuary said it is going to what they call ben the cost curve up to state cost will rise over time they won't fall down. that's what mr. obama said. they project over the next 10 years that the increase in the cost of medicare is going to be 200 billion dollars that a big number twice the size of the california budget. >> greta: is that in contrast to what the congressional budget office said? >> a higher number. >> greta: now we've got two very different numbers. did they use different methodology at arriving at the numbers? >> medicare they think the cost are
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 8:00pm EST
insurance plans pay under part d of medicare for prescription drugs. they are taking advantage of their purchasing power. and we're relying on private insurers committee are' competition in part d of medicare, it isn't as effective as the v.a. which does take advantage of its market power. let me just talk for a moment on a private insurance. we rely on private insurance here. it's for-profit insurance. i think it leads to much higher health care costs. private insurers, obviously by definition, they have to make a profit. in addition to that they engage in marketing, they also engage in what we call medical understood writing, they have to hire a lot of actuaries to make sure that they're not taking on people who are too expensive. these are all very costly things. so that raises the price of private insurance. in addition, as i said, they don't have as much bargaining power so they also can't keep their prices low by taking advantage of the consolidated power that i'm talking about. so you might ask, why do we allow private insurance to have quasi-monopoly and the answer is t
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
't know the exact number but clearly with the body of medicare of 55 and over we are going to pick up two or 3 million more. now you've got the program operated by the opm and you have a bye in there of several million people. there's a provision most people haven't focused on which is a state can set up a separate program for people, government-run between 133% of poverty and 300% of poverty and any number of states will essentially do that. finally in all probability the exchanges are going to be run by the states. so, as that system comes forward you've got a bigger medicare, bigger medicaid, the fixed rates other components which are going to have negotiated rates. the bad news is going to take four years, five years to get this up and operating so i'm not sure there's going to be a lot of changes. but i think we have to start thinking how do we bring those together? it may be that medicare and medicaid are dictating rates for the groups that are negotiated. >> if we take that as a presumption we are going to see something built i would like you to respond what we were talking about h
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 11:00pm EST
insurers competition for medicare, it is not as effective as the va which does take advantage of its buying power. for-profit insurance does lead to higher health-care costs. they have to make a profit. in addition, they engage in marketing. they also engage in medical underwriting they have to hire a lot of actuaries to make sure that they're not taking on people who are too expensive. these are all very costly things. it raises the price of private insurance. they do not have as much bargaining power so they can keep their prices low, like taking advantage of consolidated power. then why do we allow private insurers to have equality monopoly? there is no reason to think that savings would be transferred to the public. nonprofit insurance. -- what you really need is nonprofit insurance. let me just end with a few thoughts on how health care reform -- as you know, congress does very little to control health-care costs. that is probably a reasonable short-term strategy. the proposals do nothing to consolidate purchasing power. the caveat is the public auction. -- the public plan. they do wel
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 11:00pm EST
on the report from members of the center of medicare and medicaid services. this is a 55 minute event. >> good morning, i'm the editor in chief of health affairs. having a year. welcome to our briefing on the health spending numbers. this is a ritual at the center for medicare and medicaid services as willis health affairs to bring out the spending numbers every year. we are delighted to be able to do that once more. this year we have a historic set of numbers to help others unveil. you will hear and perhaps you have already read the historic slow down in health-care spending in 2008. the slowest rate of growth in 50 years. on the other side of the story some health-care spending grew faster than the overall economy. we are not out of our long-term trajectory. we continue to outpace the growth in the gdp. with no further ado, i will turn into our fine folks who will explain the data further. this person is very knowledgeable. we will hear from another person who is an economist at the centers for medicare and medicaid services. she was primarily on historical state based spending. she and her
CNN
Jan 12, 2010 3:00pm EST
assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> oh, boy, they have a mess going over at nbc right now. you know the whole conan-jay shake-up. well, conan said he is not going for it. conan o'brien said he will not, he will not accept any kind of offer to move from his 11:30 time slot to make room for j
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
but clearly with a body in medicare 55 and older you're going to pick up two or 3 million more. now you've got the program operated by opm. you will have a body in there of probably 7 million people. there's a provision most haven't focused on which is the state can set up a separate program for people, government-run, between 133% of poverty and 300% of poverty. i know a number of states will essentially do that and then finally, in all probability the exchanges are going to be run by states. so as the system comes forward you've got a bigger medicare and bigger medicaid that fixed rates, other components which are going to have negotiating rates. the bad news it's going to take four or five years to get this up and operating so i'm not sure there's going to be a lot of changes. but we have to start thinking how we bring this together. it may well be medicare and medicaid are dictating rates for the other groups that in fact negotiate. >> if we take that is the presumption we are going to see something, bill, i would like you to respond to what we are talking about here. but there's also the
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
the expansion includes higher taxes, includes medicare cuts. it also at the end of the day, according to the congressional budget office, does very little for most people in this country to actually reduce the cost of their health care insurance. in fact, what we've seen through the studies that have been done by the c.b.o., the congressional budget office, by the c.m.s. actuary is for most americans they are going to see at best their health insurance premiums stay the same and if you're in the market, go up. the health care bill is an example of this runaway federal spending. in the latter part of that debate, we got a response from the c.b.o. to a question that was posed by the senator from alabama, senator sessions, with regard to how the accounting is done on medicare. because one of the arguments that we heard throughout the course of the debate is that it would extend the life span of medicare. in fact, when the c.b.o., the the question was posed of them: what happens with this additional medicare tax and these medicare cuts that would be imposed upon providers and on senior ci
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
social security and medicare and medicaid, probably the two main things basically bleeding us dry. but basically it is suicide to talk about those two. so we are going to have to go with, i guess, the spending cuts that he suggested. that is basically all i have to say. host: little rock, arkansas. paul on the republican line. caller: the morning, greta. i would like the president to talk about jobs and the economy. and during the campaign he promised to save millions of jobs. also promised to create millions of dollars. since he has been president he has created a huge deficit, sent $100 million to haiti, and there are many people right here in america who are unemployed, people who need jobs, and i feel that he should concentrate on taking care of the american people first. host: that is the headline in "the wall street journal" and "the new york times." it says -- host: new york city, luis, independent line. the trustee secretary will be testifying about what he knew about aig and that will be at 10:00 a.m. eastern time live on c-span3. also testifying as former treasury secret
CNN
Jan 8, 2010 4:00pm EST
like this ♪ >>> a lot of us remember that. some seniors could be getting new twist in their medicare drug program. who better to promote it than the man who coined the term we're talking about, chubby cheber. he sang and danced the hit, unveiling a new ad campaign today promoting what's being called the extra help program. under the new law more than 1 million low-income seniors could be eligible for close to $4 thounz in prescription drug assistance. chubby checker. >>> you can always check out cnn did the politics.com. >>> if anyone remembers 9/11, it's certainly rudy giuliani, but he seemed to suggest this morning that there weren't any domestic terror attacks during the bush presidency. just ahead he'll join us live. i'll ask him to clarify the red-hot remarks. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some pd what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-
FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 3:00pm EST
getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> i think they want the power back in the hands of the people. >> terrorism continues and the government should play a role in securing and that's what they will determine to do. >> as david thor oh said, the government that governs least governs best. >> a
CNN
Jan 6, 2010 4:00pm EST
. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some pd what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. choose your hospital. and no referrals needed. there are no networks help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> get to our "strategy session," helly rosin, a cnn political contributor and eric eri
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 10:00am EST
. these are some of the hearings we have had. you're going to hear about the medicare advantage. we did nursing home standards and passed the law 25 years ago and have never had a hearing on that. long-term care insurance, are consumers protected? june 16th, termination of individual health insurance policies. if you are buying an individual family policy eiffel application, right? we had two hearings on this. when you fill up the insurance policy, most companies have about 1400 different codes. you go to the local drugstore in the fill up the prescription. if you trigger a code that will review your policy because with that code triggered might be very expensive medical treatment might be facing in the future and therefore they will jump you -- dump you. for instance, one family as they were filling out the form the told him to put out he was 180 pounds but he was really 250 pounds. they dumped him and said he lied on his application. when it terminated from your health insurance policy, who do you appeal to? the company that just the end user you do not have a repeal rights. -- the company th
FOX News
Jan 9, 2010 4:00pm EST
billion from medicare. that would reduce the deficit by more than $130 billion. >> there are a number of things that make that highly implausible. >> such as covering the uninsured by sending medicaid, shifting costs to cash strapped states. or double counting savings in medicare, also spending the money elsewhere. >> you can't spend the same dollar twice. >> then there is something called the doctor fix in medicare, a move to undo what they did in medicare spending. under current law, doctors that treat the elder would face a 21% cut. so they simply removed it from the reform bill. >> biggest hole in the financing is the fact that they have left out. >> reducing the deficit to making it worse because the doc fix would cost some $210 billion. congress has to fix it anyway, so the house passed it but added to the deficit. >> how will that be financed or will it be financed? that is an open question. >> reporter: cuts to doctors and early attempt to cutting medicare spending never took place why critics are skeptical. as the new ri forms kick in, medicare goes into huge financial troubl
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 1:00pm EST
that doctors treating medicare patients knew what they'd be getting years out so that medicare would have a stability that it needs. i yield back. mr. cantor: i thank the gentleman, madam speaker. and i would say again, somehow in the gentleman's memory of these past years there is something that's left out and that is the -- this body and congress. because during the clinton years, the clinton years that saw prosperity, there was a republican control of congress. and they yielded tax policies that we believe could once again get us back on track. in the same way all the job losses that the gentleman continues to recite and point fingers and blame on the prior administration, if we're going to play that game, i would say that since his party has taken control of this body we've lost in this country 6.1 million jobs. as he says, none of the job losses are acceptable. there are many ways to look at these figures and who was responsible for what and could claim credit for such. but at the end of the day what we're facing right now is a situation where the american people and the small busine
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 5:00pm EST
to resolve their differences between the house and the senate version of the medicare reform legislation that provided prescription drug benefits for medicare recipients. a very important piece of legislation, one that was not without some controversy, the house passed a version, the senate passed a version, and then in the light of day these two versions were negotiated on these days, the american people got to see the discussions that went on and got to see this bill being crafted that eventually became law. if the democrats weren't engaging in these backroom deal making deals, i don't think they'd mind the lights being turned on but the problem is they're cutting deals and the reason they're having to cut deals is because they're trying to pats a -- pass a piece of legislation that the american people don't embrace. many of us agree that health care needs to be reformed. and my colleagues on my side of the aisle, republicans and conservatives, have been offering some commonsense ideas that could reform the current system without turning over the health care to the government, without
CNN
Jan 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
jumpstart kit. who need assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> one item piled high on president's agenda now what to do about iran. tehran remains defiant about its nuclear program, thumbing its nose at the world's demands by missing a deadline over its nuclear program. so how should the wor
FOX News
Jan 5, 2010 9:00am EST
. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. patti ann: drunk in the cockpit? almost. a united airlines pilot pulled from london to chicago flight in november pleaded guilty in a british court to charges that he was above the legal but a call limit for flying a plane. fifty-one year old washington will be sentenced next month. remove from the flight
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2010 9:00am EST
some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> the fur is flying over a new peta advertising campaign. the white house wants the animal rights group to strip an ad from its website that features first
CNN
Jan 14, 2010 1:00pm EST
their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. ussade. >>> as you have been witnessing right along was here on cnn, there is so much destruction and so many lives lost under the rubble, but search and rescue teams are on the ground there, and they are hard at work. listen to this. [ applause ] well, that man is a security off
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 7:00am EST
senator ben nelson? apparently he is asking for money for his state that would be used for medicare and he's asking not to take it anymore? guest: this was done essentially to get senator nelson's vote. it was to expand federal funding for medicare in nebraska. some said great, but what about our state? senator nelson took a lot of heat for this. he's a conservative leaning democrat in a strongly republican state. he's gone around the state and done all kinds of ads to explain his position, and finally he said to senator reed, let's take this off the table. he said let's give it to all states or take it out entirely. host: wlats going on in massachusetts -- with what's going on in massachusetts, how long until he could be sworn into the senate? guest: this is a matter of contention. you haveçó democratic-leaning officials in massachusetts saying it may take two weeks to officially process the win. thers÷ tradition in the senate it is not disputed, you get that person in there as quickly as possible. i can bet republicans would be crying foul if democrats tried to string this out and lea
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
-span. finally, i believe the way out of this health-care mess is to open up medicare, certainly to page 55, and allow the medicare to cherry pick help the citizens such as myself. i pay $7,000 out of pocket every year. i've only used $700 in health insurance. there would be left over profit that could go to medicare. the must be millions who would not use their health care if medicare would open. we don't have to be in the shark tank with private insurers who would deny claims. host: and then they'll, virginia. on the democrats' line. caller: good morning. i think this is pathetic that c- span is sending letters out. i did not ever remember when c- span ever sent a letter during the bush administration. obama said that, yes. he said from the white house. i remember john mccain, both parties, and all -- every other health institution was there to discuss what was going on. if you see the level of people calling, the intellectualism has drastically dropped. the guests invited over at c- span and his supporters and the people who comment always spew their venomous about partisan shship which
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 2:00am EST
, and medicare and private insurance had to pay for all this waste. all i am trying to say is that if you are going to put primary- care physicians in, you have to teach them to know what they are doing rather than to rely on specialists to get the answers. host: great, thank you. we have a la -- a lot of callers waiting. guest: what she is describing is the world. struggling with in edmonson. -- had the world we are struggling with in madison. we cannot know it all. we have been unwilling to admit that. we've been trained to get the idea that it is all going to be in our head, and we have not developed the systems in the place that can change that. it is why i ended up writing on something as mundane as developing a checklist across madison. we look at the aviation world and how they handle themselves, the skyscraper world, and we found the the first principle of successful conditions of complexity is for experts to admit to themselves that they are fallible, that they will fail at times, it will not remember everything, and then to build in those standards of practice, the checks on the
CNBC
Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> markets going to start 2010 on an upnote, futures 60 points above fair value. when we come back, what would the new year be without a joinlt s
CNBC
Jan 6, 2010 9:00am EST
consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. da >>> good morning, folks. welcome back to "squawk on the street." i'm matt nesto checking all kinds of movers. check out worthington industries, used to call it worthington steel. the stock is u
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 8:00pm EST
wanted system in which seniors don't have these huge gaps in their medicare prescription drug coverage. [applause] and where medicare itself is on a sounder financial footing. those are the things that we are fighting for. and i am not going to stop on them because it is the right thing to do and by the way, if you are serious about reducing our deficit and debt coming cannot accomplish it without reforming our health care system because that is what is gobbling up more federal dollars than anything else. i don't understand folks that say they don't want to see government spending under control and then are fighting controls at the congressional budget office says would cut a trillion dollars off our deficit over the next two decades. [applause] those aren't my numbers. now, we are never going to stop fighting to cut waste and abuse in washington. we do have to reign in death of his-- deficits that been accumulating. families across the country are tightening their belts and making tough decisions. it is time for the federal government to do the same and that is why i propose specific
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
like social security and medicare. but it was a proposal that both republicans and democrats, i hoped, would like enough to move forward. the spending problem we have, mr. president, is like a cancer, and this chamber refuses to seek any treatment. and while i did not like the proposal completely, i at least supported it because i knew we needed to do something. our spending is out of control. we have a $12 trillion debt. the deficit of last year was was $1.4 trillion, more than the past four years in the bush administration combined. now, i am new to this chamber, so the bizarre still seems bizarre to me, and perhaps the longer you're here, bizarre starts to seem normal. but we cannot spend more than we take in. we cannot continue to amass a debt that our children are going to have to pay for. right now, we have to go borrow money from countries like china because we can no longer raid social security and medicare because those programs now need those dollars to be paid out. but at some point, this country is going to have to pay the piper. at some point, we're going to have to drama
FOX News
Jan 24, 2010 12:00pm EST
mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm dan weston. we're experts at getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> a quick look at top stories we're following. osama bin laden threatening new attacks on the u.s. in an audiotape he claims responsibility for the christmas day plot to bring down a u.s. jetliner a senior administration official says bin laden wants to pear to be in control. >> the white house working the phones to make sure ben bernanke gets confirmed. robert gibbs says a second term is needed to ensure st
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 9:00am EST
between the senate and the house. the medicare ak chau wary is looking at the bill as it now stands. a report says it would grow health care expenditures, and it says that it believes unrealistic things to obtain. is the president comfortable with the cost curve? is it bent enough as it now stands or in negotiating a final compromise, do you need to bend it more? >> certainly the medicare is a group that looks at it, and the council of economic advisers has done a lot of work looking at what the cbo is projecting, and we feel confident based on their numbers and on the joint taxation, the senate version of the bill would generally slow the growth of the cost about 1% near year, which may sound small but it's enormous. i think the important thing is, the president made this a priority. >> the administration is committed. the new budget is coming up in a few weeks, they say they will try to do more to tackle the spending problem. the administration believed spending was necessary, and running up nor deficit was necessary, and now as you shift to try to control the deficit as well as t
FOX News
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
the uninsured by funding medicare and shifting costs to already cash-strapped states or counting savings in medicare by say saying they would extend the life of the program but spending money elsewhere. >> you can't spin the same dollar twice. it's congressman's dream but it won't work. >> and there's the doctor fix in medicare. a move to undo one of congress's previous efforts to reduce medicare spending. doctors who help the elderly would face a 21% costs in fees this year and every year after that. that has been removed from the reform bill. >> the biggest hole in the financing is the fact that they have left out the doc fix. >> if that were counted the bill shifts it from reducing the deficit to making it worst because the doc fix would cost some $210 billion. congress still has to fix it anyway so the house pass it had separately but simply added the cost to the deficit, which troubles democratic interests. >> the question is how will that be financed or will it be financed? i think that's on open question. >> the cuts to doctors and earlier attempt to cut medicare spending never to
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 1:00pm EST
. with that let me commend our medicare person once again. i -- commend our chairperson once again. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from california is recognized. ms. lee: thank you, madam speaker. let me thank all of the members today for coming down to the floor in support of this resolution. but more importantly in support of the people of haiti. i end by calling on awful my colleagues to join me in -- i end by calling on all of my colleagues to join me in supporting this resolution, our sustained commitment to the people of haiti in the wake of this ongoing tragedy. as we move forward, let us not waiver in saying to the people of haiti, your resilience, your dignity, your courage, even during your darkest hours continues to inspire us. and during your darkest hours, the united states and the american people will not abandon you as you continue to struggle for a fwriter tomorrow. i urge -- for a brighter tomorrow. i urge my colleagues to support the resolution and i yield the balance of my time. th
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 6:30pm EST
't make some changes. now, here's the good news. compared to medicare, social security is actually in reasonably good shape, and with some relatively small adjustments, you can have that solvent for a long time. so social security is going to be there. i know a lot of people are concerned about it. social security we can fix. now, in terms of the cola, the formula -- cola stands for cost of living allowance, so it's put in place to make sure that social security is keeping up with inflation. here's the problem. this past year, because of the severity of the recession, we didn't have inflation; we actually had deflation. so prices actually fell last year. as a consequence, technically, seniors were not eligible for a cost of living adjustment, to have it go up because prices did not go up in the aggregate. that doesn't mean that individual folks weren't being pinched by higher heating prices or what have you, but on average prices went down. here's what we did. working with these key members of congress here, we did vote to provide a $250 one-time payment to seniors, which, when you
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Jan 28, 2010 1:00pm EST
in a competitive marketplace. we want a system in which seniors don't have these huge gaps in their medicare prescription drug coverage. and where medicare itself is on a sounder financial footing. those are the things that we're fighting for. and i'm not going to stop on this, because it's the right thing to do. and, by the way, if you are serious about reducing our deficit and debt, you cannot accomplish it without reforming our health care system, because that's what's gobbling up more federal dollars than anything else. i don't understand folks who say they don't want to see government spending out of control, and then are fighting reforms that the congressional budget office says would cut $1 trillion off our deficits over the next two decades. those aren't my numbers. we're never going to stop fighting to cut waste and abuse in washington. we do have to rein in deficits that have been accumulating for too long. families across the country are tightening their belts and making tough decisions. it's time for the federal government to do the same, and that's why i proposed specific step a
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Jan 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
middle-age because the pattern of the war. most are going to qualify for medicare any way. the va has excess capacity. soon it's going to have a lot more excess capacity. it is less the world war ii generation and the korean war passalong. it's also been a winning for a decade now has literally offering the best care anywhere on metrics ranging from patient satisfaction to the use of information technology, evidence based medicine. anybody remotely acquainted with the quality of literature on health care the last decade would know the va has the best care anywhere. also, although it is hard to get a card number it appears the cost per patient as compared to medicare is about two-thirds. so this is a triple winner. open up the va to the vets who can use the medicare entitlement not only that, open it up to their wives, let them buy into the system. this now makes clinical sense but 8-year-old veteran scott more bdy with their wife, they have to take care of their tether to the coverage of the buttocks sense because every person of medicare and to the va you have saved about one third a
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Jan 8, 2010 10:00am EST
and the employees' program. the medicare advantage program the medicare part "d" program and those in the netherlands and switzerland and arguably in germany also exchanged -- contain elements of health insurance exchange. the connecticut business and industry association represented here by mr. vogel today represents a successful private purchasing cooperative. while each of these models can be called an exchange, they are in fact, quite different. indeed the models represented by the house and senate bills are different in very significant ways. the focus of my paper and my brief presentation this morning is how the house and senate bills differ and which model is most likely to result in the exchange that serves the best the goals that an exchange is intended to fulfill. first, let me ask you the question why do we need an exchange? what do we expect an exchange to accomplish for us that? it is intended to play a number of roles in health care reform. sarah briefly went over this, but let me do it again. first, it is expected to be the lowest of managed competition among health
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 1:00pm EST
is the good news -- compared to medicare, social security is in reasonably good shape, with a relatively small adjustments, you can have a solvent for a long time to the social security is going to be there. i know people are concerned about it. social security we can fix. in terms of the cola, which stands for cost-of-living allowance -- it is put in place to make sure that social security is keeping up with inflation. here is the problem -- this past year, because of the severity of the recession, we did on that inflation, we had deflation. -- we did not have inflation, we had deflationary prices actually fell last year. as a consequence, seniors were not eligible for a cost-of- living adjustment because prices did not go up in the aggregate. that does not mean that individual folks were not being pinched by higher heating prices or what have you, but on average, prices went down. here is what we did -- working with these key members of congress here, we did vote to provide aid to order to the dollar -- provide the $250 one- time payment to seniors, which when he factored in, amounted to 1.8
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Jan 1, 2010 6:00am EST
bucks -- assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. dave: listen to this concept, what if we take our politicians out of washington? away from lobbyist and away from each other, will they get more work done? and we are back with our political panel, who is actually tweeting for clayton mo
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 11:00pm EST
of the provisions the closing of the doughnut hole, that's how much the people on medicare have to pay out of pocket for their medication. we want to close that gap so people don't have to pay that much. we do it in the house of representatives, and so that was i think a lot of the conversation. so it isn't super yet. >> host: recovered a town hall meeting with stupak in michigan he talked about his amendment on abortion. it's part of the house legislation. did that come up last night and what is the fate of that do you think? >> guest: eight date. the pro-choice caucus which i'm part of, which has well over 100 members in the house of representatives and wide support throughout the country reproductive health care being part of any package. it came up last night in the context of those of us who are pro-choice believe that we ought to stick with the status quo that says and i want to say very clearly not any federal dollar to pay for abortion. we don't necessarily like that but we agree with that. that is the hyde amendment. and the stupak amendment and the nelson amendment and the samet go well be
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Jan 25, 2010 9:00am EST
. >> yes, what does is across the board spending freeze, which includes the defense department, medicare, medicaid. i mean, those are the things, if you're willing to do it across the board, then i think it makes sense. the question is folks voting for an across the board freeze, i doubt it. would you vote -- >> he favors this decifit panel to monitor federal spending but that's not going to go into effect conveniently until after the election, until he -- so he has all this time to spend. >> all government -- are you in favor of an all-government freeze or not? if you're -- this is wonderful. okay, fine, medicare and medicaid, want to make sure we've got that in the record. >> he needs to stop spending. >> i just want to makure you're on the record. martha: we've got andrea on the record, across the board freezing freeze. you've got important ideas and i appreciate you talking with them about this this morning. gregg: you may recall candidate obama ridiculed a guy named john mccain when he proposed a spending freeze. we're going to talk about that in the next hour. >>> new research on o
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 2:00am EST
and home care agencies accountable for the medicare regulations and the conditions of participation and that say that you must have a discharge plan in place, you must do this, you must do that. when i talk about having a providers, they looked at me and laughed. poor child, you do not understand. we do not have time to do that. that is regulations. why do we not make providers more accountable to do that? they just think it is not important. >> i can do a soap box, too. i wanted to say that i think the next policy step is the community choice act. i think the class act is good. it will mean that middle-class people will be encouraged to be prepared to take care of their long-term care needs or at least have been subsidized at some point in the future. as i said, half of the population need long-term care services lives in or near poverty. i do not think that population is very likely to pay into the program. in any case, a lot of people need services now. as long as the states have optional and not required home and community-based services, they will do what is happening in califo
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00pm EST
for medicare and medicaid services, spending still tops $3 trillion in 2008. that's $7,700 per person. more than 16% of the nation's total economic output. the analysis includes costs associated with everything from hospital visits to long-term care. but health care spending still grew at a faster pace than the overall economy. >>> we're just getting this in to fox news. the big unit is stepping down from the mound. that's the nickname for the baseball pitching legend, randy johnson. his fast ball and his 6' 10 frame intimidated batters for 22 seasons. he pitched on six different teams, striking out some 4800 batters. the most k's ever for a lefty and second to nolan ryan. along the way, he picked up a world series ring and five cy young awards. went to the all-star game ten times and pitch add perfect game, one of only 18 ever pitched. his at the age of 40. he says he wants to go out on his terms and that it's times to retire. >>> an investigation underway in the death of an heiress to the johnson & johnson empire. police report they found the body of 30-year-old casey johnson in her los a
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Jan 6, 2010 4:00pm EST
. >> not only abortion amendment but the guarantee for full medicaid and medicare funding for his state. some of the special additions. some of the percs or earmarks as they have been called. >> you wouldn't push for special -- wait -- you wouldn't push for special additions for your state if you were in there? >> i'm not going into all the details, neil. what i'm going to say is that i will be fighting for people in connecticut. and when i can make a difference to them, as senator dodd did with the $100 million that may well come for a hospital here in connecticut and make a big difference for the healthcare of our people, i'm gonna be there fighting for people as any senator of any state and any congressman does whatever the political rhetoric accompanying it. that's their job to do. >> all right. richard blumenthal, known you better than 20 years. whether you're on the right or left, you certainly have put in the time as they say. thank you very, very much. >> richard blumenthal who very well could be the next senator from the state of connecticut. let's get ready to rumble because at 6 p.
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Jan 9, 2010 7:00pm EST
: the governor says it's no bail-out, but money the state is owed for the medicare, border protection, prisons and other federal programs. california taxpayers send more money to the federal government than any other state. and get back just 78 cents on the dollar. 20% less than it got back on the clinton administration. >> we're giving to washington and they're sending out to other states. >> reporter: 42 states project a deficit in the coming fiscal year. like california, new york, new jersey, florida, and illinois all expect to be billions in the red, making congress wary of setting a precedent. but economists say letting california drown in red ink could hit the national economy hard, because the golden state is home to 12% of the u.s. population. and produces 13% of the nation gross domestic product. >> it's probably an analogy one can make we are too big to fail. it doesn't mean we have difficulties that we need to address ourself but failure for california would be a failure for the country. >> reporter: the budget that governor schwarzenegger unveiled friday slashed programs across the
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 1:00pm EST
marketplace. we want a system where seniors don't have huge gaps in their medicare prescription drug coverage. and where medicare itself is on a sound financial footing. those are the things that we're fighting for. and i'm not going to stop on that, because it's the right thing to do. and by the way, if you are serious about reducing our deficit and debt, you cannot accomplish it without reforming our health care system, because that's what's gobbling up more federal dollars than anything else. i don't understand folks who say they don't want to see government spending out of control and then are fighting reforms that the congressional budget office says would cut $1 trillion off our deficit over the next two decades. those aren't my numbers. we're never going to stop fighting to cut waste and abuse. we have had deficits that have been accumulating for too long. families across the country are tightening their belt and making tough decisions. it's time for the federal government to do the same. and that's why i proposed specific steps last night to bring the deficit down. and i'm grateful th
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 7:00am EST
the people on medicare have to pay out of pocket for their medication. we want to close that gap. that was, i think, a lot of the conversation. host: we've covered a town hall meeting up in michigan. they talked a lot about the amendment on abortion. did that come up last night? >> it did. the caucus that in my part of, which has well over 100 members in the house of representatives, as well as wide support throughout the country for reproductive health care being a part of any package, it came up last night in the context of those of us that believe we should be pro-choice thinking that we should stick with the status quo, which says no federal dollars to pay for abortion. we don't -- we do not necessarily like that, but we agree with that. the stupak and nelson amendments go well beyond that. we think that all of our reproductive health needs to be covered. that was discussed even by a pro-life democrat, he agreed. he did not want to make this an abortion bill, he wanted it to remain a health care bill. keep the status quo with no federal dollars going for abortion in moving on. talking abo
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Jan 1, 2010 7:00am EST
's are threatening legal action over a provision that would protect nebraska from the medicare changes that were used to get the support of ben nelson. the democratic leaders are getting ready for a political war, going into the midterm elections. long beach, on the line. good morning to you. caller: happy new year. host: the first and want to talk about, actually, was immigration. people have been complaining about the immigrants. you do not hear anyone complaining about the employers. people would not come if they did not get hired. they exploit them, and use the non-documented workers. they have chemicals and asbestos. that is what they use them for. that is the problem here, not the poor people who come here to make a living. the other thing that we need to look at this -- look at is the middle east. we have to see the level view of the nation. we cannot criticize the nation on c-span. we have to take a look at this. i see people going on and on about muslims. but if you talk about the religion of these people, they will cut you off. we really need more information about where we stand in the uni
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Jan 13, 2010 12:00pm EST
of the provisions. the closing of the donut hole. that is how much people on medicare have to pay out-of-pocket for their medication. we want to close that gap, so people don't have to pay that much. we do it in the house of representatives. so that was the think a lot of the conversation, so it is not sip yet. was do we covered a town hall meeting with congress to packin michigan. you talk a lot about his amendment on abortion, part of the house legislation. did that come up plus side and what is the fate of that abortion language? >> guest: it did. the pro-choice caucus, which i am part of, which has well over 100 members in the house of representatives, and wide support certainly throughout the country for reproductive health care being part of any package. it came up last night in the context of those of us who are pro-choice, believe that we ought to stick with the status quo, which says and i want to say it very clearly, not any federal dollars to pay for abortions. we don't necessarily like that but we agree with that. that is the hyde amendment. and the stupack amendment, and
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